Democracy Quotes

Words like "freedom," "justice," "democracy" are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.

James Baldwin

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not

Thomas Jefferson

An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy.


Adultery is the application of democracy to love

Henry Louis Mencken

If you consider, for example, that democracy is much like a religion then 9/11 is akin to finding the body of God.

Larisa Alexandrovna

Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.

Judd Gregg

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.

Jesse Jackson

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.

Avram Noam Chomsky

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Roger Nash Baldwin

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.

Albert Camus

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.


Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

Henry A. Wallace

Ultimately in a democracy you cannot have both participation in elected office and participation in armed militia. They are simply incompatible.

Alvaro de Soto

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.

Flora Lewis
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